Fr. Alfred Naseman, 50th Anniversary
Fr. Al Naseman, a native of Dayton, was ordained on May 13, 1967. He has been involved in vocation work, preaching and retreat ministries, and the leadership of the Congregation.
The Missionaries of the Precious Blood are pleased to announce the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Fr. Alfred Naseman, C.PP.S.
Fr. Naseman, 78, a native of Dayton, Ohio, entered the society in 1953 and was ordained on May 13, 1967. He has been involved in vocation work, preaching and retreat ministries, and the leadership of the Congregation.
After his ordination, Fr. Naseman served for 10 years as an instructor at Brunnerdale, the Society’s high school seminary near Canton, Ohio. During that time, he also earned a certification and led classes to teach religious education to people with developmental disabilities.
He became director of vocations in 1977, and worked with priest and brother candidates for nine years, including three years (1981-83) with high school seminarians at Precious Blood Seminary in Liberty, Mo., and three years (1983-85) as director of seminarians at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.
In 1985, Fr. Naseman joined a retreat team at Brunnerdale Center (formerly Brunnerdale High School). He moved to St. Charles Center in 1984, remaining active with retreat and renewal ministry. He lived for a few years at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, and helped with the ministry there, before returning to St. Charles in 2007. From there, he continues to preach and help at local parishes.
Fr. Naseman has served on the provincial council and since November 2005 has been the coordinator of Amici, an association of former members and those who were educated by the Missionaries.
Fr. Naseman’s anniversary, along with the milestone anniversaries of 11 other Missionaries of the Precious Blood of the Cincinnati Province, signifying hundreds of years of ministerial service to God’s people, will be celebrated in a special liturgy on June 30, the vigil of the Feast of the Precious Blood, at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio.
“We look to these priests and brothers who are celebrating their anniversaries this year as examples of those who have faithfully listened to God's call,” said Fr. Larry Hemmelgarn, C.PP.S., provincial director. “They have said ‘yes’ to that call, and that in turn has led them to minister to the people of God in many ways, in many places. Their lives of service inspire us all.